Latest News About Black Holes

A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
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Monster Black Hole Spews Plasma in Incredible Time-Lapse Video
A Jet of Plasma
July 9th, 2015
In a collision of cosmic proportions, a new video show two chunks of material smashed together inside a jet emanating from a monster black hole. The event was captured in a time lapse video taken by the Hubble Space Telescope over 20 years.
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Black Hole 'Wakes Up' After 26-Year Slumber
X-Ray Light Show from Black Hole
July 2nd, 2015
After "sleeping" for 26 years, a black hole's activity lit up astronomical observatories on June 15,and it's still going on today.
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Rare View of Black Hole Caught in 'Bull's-Eye' Eruption (Video)
X-ray light from black hole
July 18th, 2015
Rings of X-ray light flare and fade around an active black hole in a stunning new set of observations by NASA's Swift space telescope. The bull's-eye structure results from the reflection of X-ray light by dust, which creates a series of "echoes."
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Enormous Black Hole Is Too Big for Its Galaxy
Jets from a Supermassive Black Hole
July 9th, 2015
A newfound giant black hole nearly as massive as 7 billion suns is dozens of times larger than astronomers expected given its host galaxy's size, researchers say. The finding may call most current models of galaxy formation into question.
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'We Explore Because We Are Human': Stephen Hawking on Pluto Flyby
Stephen Hawking
July 14th, 2015
From one icon of science to another: in a video message posted this morning (July 14), physicist Stephen Hawking congratulated the New Horizons team on the spacecraft's flyby of Pluto.
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Massive 'Magnet' May Have Powered Monster Cosmic Explosion
Magnetar
July 8th, 2015
One of the most powerful cosmic explosions ever observed may have been powered by an object with a magnetic field 5,000 trillion times stronger than Earth's
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